Durham is a historic city
and the county town of County Durham in North East England. The city
sits on the River Wear, to the south of Newcastle upon Tyne and to
the north of Darlington.
Durham is well known for its Norman cathedral and 11th century castle which has been the home of Durham University since 1832.
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Durham University is a collegiate research university in Durham, North East England. It was founded by Act of Parliament in 1832. More than 1,000 aircraft carrying passengers all over the world have more efficient engines, saving fuel and causing less pollution, as a result of turbine technology developed at Durham University.
Durham Castle is a Norman castle in the city of Durham, England, which has been wholly occupied since 1840 by University College, Durham. It is open to the general public to visit, but only through guided tours, since it is in use as a working building and is home to over 100 students. The castle stands on top of a hill above the River Wear on Durham's peninsula, opposite Durham Cathedral.
Durham Cathedral occupies a strategic position on a promontory high above the River Wear, being founded in AD 1093. Durham Castle was built as the residence for the Bishop of Durham. There are daily Church of England services at the Cathedral, with the Durham Cathedral Choir singing daily except Mondays.
Oriental Museum formerly the Gulbenkian Museum of Oriental Art and Archaeology, is a museum of the University of Durham. The museum has a collection of more than 23,500 Chinese, Egyptian, Korean, Japanese and other far east and Asian artefacts. The museum was founded due to the need to house an increasing collection of Oriental artefacts used by the School of Oriental Studies, that were previously housed around the University.
Museum & Art Gallery
The museum tells the
proud 200-year-old story of the Durham Light Infantry, especially
during World War I and World War II. The displays focus on the
experience of war, using letter and diary extracts, plus the actual
voices of World War II veterans, plus art exhibits and events